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Nov 15, 2017 - The Office of Cultural Affairs will provide selected artists with a fabricated and primed bike-shaped bike rack for artists to embellish with original, ...
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CITY OF ATLANTA KASIM REED

233 Peachtree Street Harris Tower, Suite 1700 Atlanta, Georgia 30303 (404) 546-6815 www.ocaatlanta.com

MAYOR

CANDACE L. BYRD, ESQ. CHIEF OF STAFF OFFICE OF THE MAYOR

CAMILLE RUSSELL LOVE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MAYOR’S OFFICE OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS

PROPOSAL DUE DATE: DECEMBER 1, 2017 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: THE CITY OF ATLANTA MAYOR’S OFFICE OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS (OCA) PUBLIC ART PROGRAM SEEKS PROFESSIONAL VISUAL ARTISTS TO CREATE PAINTED DESIGNS ON METAL BIKE RACKS FOR CASADE HEIGHTS COMMUNITY

Mural Bike Rack by artist Sanithna Phansavanh in Old Fourth Ward

SUMMARY The City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA) Public Art Program seeks proposals from local and regional professional visual artists to adorn metal bike racks with original painted artworks for the third round of the Mural Bike Rack Project. The Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs Public Art Program, in partnership with the Department of City Planning will install an additional three Mural Bike Racks in the Cascade Heights Community. The goal of the Mural Bike Rack project is to supplement and promote the City of Atlanta’s biking infrastructure through the creation of functional Public Art. The Mural Bike Rack Project will… City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs RFP | Page 1 of 6

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Provide more parking for the increasing number of people who choose bicycling as a form of transportation in the City of Atlanta. Further encourage and promote the use of biking as transportation. Enhance Atlanta’s image as a bike and community arts friendly city. Engage and promote the work of regional and local painters and mural artists. Encourage creative place-making through public art by creating aesthetic objects that symbolize the City of Atlanta’s creativity and livability.

PROJECT/SCOPE OF WORK Project Description The Office of Cultural Affairs will provide selected artists with a fabricated and primed bike-shaped bike rack for artists to embellish with original, hand-painted works of art. Artists will be responsible for completing the design for the mural and applying the paint to the bike rack. After each painted design is complete, artists will return the bike racks to the Office of Cultural Affairs. The Office of Cultural Affairs will then install them in the Cascade Heights Community. Please note: the exhibition of the artist-painted bike racks will be a”‘temporary” installation. The OCA anticipates leaving the painted bike racks in place until the murals become dilapidated (likely around three years).

Project Timeline November 16: Public Meeting at Atlanta City Studio- Cascade Heights- 2311 Cascade Rd SW, Atlanta, GA 30311 at 6:30 PM (Interested artists are encouraged to attend this meeting to hear from community members) December 1: Proposals due December 7: Selected artists will be notified December 16: Artist orientation re: expectations and materials January 6: Artists pick up bicycles and begin painting February 10: Completed Bike Racks are due back to OCA After February 10th: City of Atlanta installs bicycles at various locations *date contingent on fabrication schedule, could change +/- a couple weeks, this could alter due date and installation date

Budget/Compensation -

Awarded artists will receive artist fee/compensation of $800. In addition to the $800 award, the Office of Cultural Affairs will provide protective breathing equipment (respirators) and will purchase oil enamel paints for each artist to use (up to $200). Artists will be required to provide their own preferred paint application supplies (sprayers, brushes, or other).

City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs RFP | Page 2 of 6

Artist Compliance -

Bike racks will be installed by the City of Atlanta. Artists must complete and deliver finished bike racks to the City of Atlanta on the agreed upon due date or the artist will breach his/h